THIS WEEK ON WDIY

Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm, Sally Handlon speaks with Jose Antonio Ortiz, entrepreneur, TV producer/host, and actor, about the Lehigh Valley's growing Hispanic community.
Thursday at 11 pm, host Bill Fox continues the special focus on Dan Pound. The Featured CD at Midnight: "Life Giving" on PoundSounds. You'll also new music by Jeff Greinke.
Friday at 10:00 am, Karen El-Chaar welcomes Lehigh University Philharmonic director Eugene Albelescu, and at 11:00 am, Camerata Singers director Dr. Allan Birney.
Sunday, 10:00-11:00 am, Tom Druckenmiller celebrates Earth Day 2018 with songs about the natural world.

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13th Annual Student Poetry Project Winners on LV Arts Salon

Hosts Paul Willistein and George VanDoren welcomed the three first-place winners of the 13th Annual Student Poetry Project to read their poems live on the air and discuss their writing. This year's winning poems are: Elementary School winner: "The American Flag" by Olivia Wisser, Northwestern Lehigh Elementary School, Northwestern Lehigh School District. Middle School winner: "Waffles" by Sallee Boose, Trexler Middle School, Allentown School District High School winner: "On Turning Into a...

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The Hawaiian island of Kauai is struggling to recover from severe flooding caused by a deluge last weekend — and bracing for still more rain forecast over the next few days.

A flash flood watch is in place for all of Hawaii. Rain is expected to begin again on Thursday night.

The Echo Awards — Germany's equivalent to the Grammys — is facing widespread censure after this year's prize for best hip-hop album was given to a duo whose lyrics include boasts about how their bodies are "more defined than Auschwitz prisoners" and that they will "make another Holocaust, show up with a Molotov."

At the award ceremony, which took place on April 12, rappers Kollegah (Felix Blume) and Farid Bang (Farid El Abdellaoui) took home the prize for their album Jung, brutal gutaussehend 3 (translated: Young, Brutal, Good-Looking 3).

Updated at 3:12 p.m. ET

The Justice Department inspector general has asked prosecutors in Washington, D.C., to examine whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should face criminal charges.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has referred McCabe to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Washington, D.C., according to a source familiar with the matter. The source asked not to be identified as discussing the sensitive ongoing case.

Sam Baker On Mountain Stage

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As guest-host Kathy Mattea says in her introduction of Sam Baker, this singer-songwriter in particular is a true Renaissance man. We use the term commonly to describe multi-faceted artists such as Baker — artists who create in multiple mediums, like painting, poetry and photography.

If someone were to tell you their job was a burden, you might feel sorry for that person.

So when Consolata Agunga told me, "I feel good because I have the burden of serving my people," I was puzzled.

How can a burden make you feel good?

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